The new report includes 22 recommendations, including the creation of a National Secure Data Service, and asking Congress to lift certain bans on data use and collection.
Former agency leaders urge collaboration, perseverance as government reorganization heads into fiscal 2018.
Though federal management experts like much of what they see in the Office of Management and Budget's reorganization and restructuring plan, they say the White House needs to craft a more positive message to sell their ideas to the federal workforce.
Lead time and planning efforts for an executive order can vary based on the topic, complexity and urgency, but former Bush and Obama administration officials say inter-agency collaboration is key. But some lawmakers have several questions for the Trump administration about the roll-out of some recent executive orders.
President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
President-elect Donald Trump must figure out what he'll do about an array of domestic and international problems. Robert Shea, former White House staff member and a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin on how Trump will deal with the 2 million-strong federal workforce and policy at dozens of agencies.
NAPA and Heritage release papers promoting evidence-based policymaking while the Reason Foundation highlights the lack of public-private competition under Circular A-76.
For incoming politicals of the new administration, building a good working relationship with their inspector general is an opportunity to avoid early pitfalls in getting acclimated and improve the effectiveness of their organizations over the coming years.
From cybersecurity to clean transportation to curing cancer, the 2017 budget request from the Obama Administration is ambitious. The non-Defense portion of the discretionary budget would rise to nearly $600 billion. For one view of what the budget is saying and what it might mean to federal agencies, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton and former Office of Management and Budget official during the Bush administration.
Joe Jordan, president of Public Sector at FedBid and Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.
Congressional and budget experts say House Speaker John Boehner's decision to resign opens the door for a short-term continuing resolution that could be voted on early next week.
Of the 24 CFO Act agencies — those required to have audited financial statements — about half failed to comply with the law on improper payments, according to a preliminary analysis of the IG reports by the accounting firm Grant Thornton. The low scorers include the agencies that misspent the most money: the departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.
A new memo and guidance from OMB makes four significant changes to Appendix C of Circular A-123.